Baby Teething Pain
Discomfort from teething, which may begin as early as 3 months, can wake a baby. The gums around the emerging teeth may be swollen and tender.
How To Ease Your Baby’s Teething Pain:
- Plastic and rubber toys are great for soothing aching gums. Note: Teething necklaces and bracelets are made of amber, wood, marble or silicone are choking and strangulation hazards; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against them.
- For help numbing and easing the ache and inflammation, try using damp washcloths that have been twisted and frozen (tie one end in a knot for better gnawing). Avoid teething rings that are frozen solid; they are too hard for children’s mouths.
- A light, gentle rub or massage might give your little one a lot of relief. Remember to wash your hands, then massage the sore areas in your baby’s mouth with your finger or knuckle.
Side Effects Of Teething:
Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea
- When your baby’s teeth are coming through, she may also have a very slight increase in temperature. But if her temperature reaches 100.4°F (38°C) or above, it’s not because of teething. If your baby has symptoms such as fever, vomiting, or diarrhea while teething, consult your pediatrician to find out whether she has a medical condition requiring treatment.
Keep Usual Bedtime Routine:
If your teething baby is irritable, try to make her comfortable, but keep to your usual bedtime routine. Changing the routine, even for a few nights, may only lead to sleep troubles.